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Fistral Beach, Newquay

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The surfing at Fistral Beach is legendary due to its west-facing position, which exposes the golden sands to Atlantic swells. You can rent everything for your entire family to surf or bodyboard at the "Surf Hire" station, as well as sign up for lessons for every skill level. The Fistral Complex, a touristy mall right on the beach, offers shopping and a quick bite. If you're feeling adventurous and want to see more of the coast, go on a coasteering adventure. Guides lead you along the coast, through caves, up cliffs, and around pools of water where you'll see seals and diverse sea creatures. Arrange your visit to Fistral Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Newquay using our Newquay trip generator.
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  • Fistral beach is probably the quintessential surf beach of the UK. It has it all and this is why it has earned such a high reputation. It's a beautiful beach as it is, but if you consider the surf sce...  more »
  • Lovely beach and views but the Car park spoils it, 14 min over the hour! Could not believe it when the ticket came through, even bought coffee from the fistral pasty shack, I am going to tell everyone...  more »
  • A really clean beach with clear blue waters. A surfers paradise! Full of lovely restaurants and shops and plenty of facilities! Walked for ages and every turn is a view so stunning! Wether a day out o...  more »
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  • A fantastic place in almost all weather, should it have a good sweep and surf then a fantastic place for a paddle and surf, should it be stormy and not the nicest weather then the restaurants at the top of the beach provide a spectacular view of how epic the Cornish coast is and should it be sunny then what a great place for a walk along the beach. Can be rather crowded and busy in the summer, attracts a lot of surfers and people interested in the surf which can be problematic for a smallish car park. Also there is a lack of good access to the beach for those with difficulty walking etc however the views from the restaurant and top of the beach are brilliant. The shops at the beach top are also very convenient and good for a browse and a last minute wetsuit/surfboard purchase.
  • Clean beach that seemed to allow dogs (visited in Feb, out of season?). Great surf and great facilities. Showers available for 50p token. Free parking for an hour. Tide goes out pretty far and it was hard work carrying a board to the water in the wind. There's a reason surf championships are held here though! Rented a board and got busy... Wiping out. Such good fun.
  • Large open beach with easy access. Comprehensive beach facilities (including gear hire for surfing). Good cafĂ©. Watch for dog bans in peak season.
  • Visited during the Boardmasters Festival and it was awesome! 5 Star surfers paradise, especially when it's cloudy and windy.
  • What can u say...visit, take ur wetsuit n get amongst it and cooperate with the awesome lifeguards. Wonderful!